North London giants Tottenham Hotspur have pulled out of the race to sign Saint Etienne defender William Saliba according to the newest reports coming out of the media in the United Kingdom.
William Saliba has sparked the bidding war between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks but it seems like the Gunners have won the race to sign the young French defender.
According to Sky Sports, Spurs have pulled out of the race to sign the 18-year-old centre back.
Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal made the same €30m bid for the player but his preference for the Gunners tipped the transfer in favor of the 2006 Champions League finalists.
William Saliba wants to join Arsenal this summer though he’s expected to return to French club Saint Etienne on loan for just one season after his signing has been confirmed.
He enjoyed a breakthrough season for Saint Etienne in the last campaign which saw him make 16 league appearances for his French club as they finished in fourth position.
Saint Etienne narrowly missed out on Champions League football.
Only the top three teams qualified for the Champions League.
Lyon, Lille and French champions Paris Saint Germain (PSG) all finished ahead of Saint Etienne.